When it comes to their kids’ lunch box routine, parents all over the world are constantly looking for new, original ideas to help mix it up bit. No one wants to have their boy or girl eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a side of green apple slices for the umpteenth time. But when are we supposed to find an extra hour a day to come up with new lunch box ideas that aren’t too hard to make?
Any sandwich will get a cool twist if you simply roll its contents into a tortilla. You can fill a tortilla wrap with pretty much anything, from butter and cheese to avocado, peanut butter, or even Nutella for a dessert-tortilla-wrap.
You’ve probably made your kid a standard green salad a thousand times by now, so how about trying to change it up with some new ingredients? This could mean anything from trying a new dressing to adding special things that you normally wouldn’t include like chestnuts, cold pasta, nuts, seeds, or cranberries. Go to town!
We know a plain omelet gets old pretty fast. But what if you put some stuff in it that will give it a cool upgrade? There are ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and can make a big difference for your kid’s palate: mushrooms, melted cheese, sliced olives, tomatoes, and even blanched sliced almonds if you’re feeling fancy.
If you’re going for a sandwich for today’s lunch box, you might want to consider diversifying your use of spreads. Try making different sandwiches using spreads like pesto, dried tomatoes, artichoke, cream cheese, or eggplant.